Samsung introduced a new tablet to its J-series lineup, Galaxy J Max in July. This tablet comes with all the new features introduced in the new J-series devices. It has got the VoLTE support, S-bike mode and Ultra data saving mode. It’s a smartly designed and sleek tablet which comes with SIM functionality, which most of the tablets lack. The VOLTE support is what you will hardly find on any other tablet. Samsung also offers a free Bluetooth earpiece which comes bundled with the device which removes the hassle of receiving calls on this huge device.

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Samsung Galaxy J Max Specifications

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Key Specs Samsung Galaxy J Max
Display 7 inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset Spreadtrum SC8830
GPU Mali-400MP2
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card
Primary Camera 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording 720p@30fps
Secondary Camera 2 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
NFC No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Single SIM
Waterproof No
Weight
Dimensions 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm
Price Rs. 13,400

Samsung Galaxy J Max Unboxing

The Samsung Galaxy J Max comes in a very cuboid shaped box with catchy looking box coloured in neon orange, with the Samsung branding on the front. Inside, you will find the regular contents – the tablet itself, a wall charger, USB cable and a Bluetooth earpiece.

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Samsung Galaxy J Max Contents

The Samsung Galaxy J Max comes with the following contents inside the box:

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  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Bluetooth Earpiece

Samsung Galaxy J Max Photo Gallery

Samsung Galaxy J Max Physical Overview

The Samsung Galaxy J Max comes with a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It’s a very compact and sleek tablet with a thickness of just 8.7mm and it also feels quite light with thin bezels. It’s built out of plastic but feels good to hold and there is faux metal design running all over side of the device. Back is textured, which gives a good feel and grip while holding it.

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On the top part, it has got the earpiece, 2MP front cam and the Samsung branding.

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On the bottom front, it has got the two touch capacitive buttons and one physical home button. The touch capacitive buttons doesn’t light up.

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On the back, it has got a 8MP camera, a flash, a speaker and a Samsung branding.

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On the top, there is a 3.5mm jack and a micro-USB port for charging and Data syncing.

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On the left side there is SIM card slot and a micro-SD card slot

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On the right side, there’s a Volume up and down button and a Power button.

Display

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It has got a 7-inch HD resolution LCD IPS display with a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. The display is good, bright and vibrant. The display on this device is good in terms of color reproduction but lacks in terms of sharpness. It has got a 69.9% screen-to-body ratio. For a tablet, it has got a decent display and you won’t see major pixelation while using it.

Camera Overview

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It sports a 8MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front and both cameras can shoot videos at 720p with 30 FPS. This is just a below average camera setup but performs decent considering it’s a tablet camera. Both cameras are good for natural lighting conditions and you cannot expect much if you have need a good camera.

Gaming Performance

Well this device performs average when it comes to gaming. The basic and the mid-level games ran just fine without any issue. But when we tested it with some heavy games, it struggled at high graphic setting, it skipped lot of frames and lagged a lot. Though they were playable with low or medium setting. GTA San Andreas was playable at medium setting but controls lagged a bit.

Heating was normal for a specific time but it got increased after few minutes but nothing major.

Benchmark Scores

Samsung Galaxy J Max Scores

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy J Max is a good value for money device at INR 13,400. It doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out of the crowd other than its size. The display, the build, the overall specification is good enough considering its a tablet. The one downside of this device is that it still runs on Lollipop knowing that Marshmallow has already been out. Overall it’s a decent tablet and people who are looking for a dependable tablet with decent specification, will find this tablet quite suitable for them.